” How can you say to your brother, Brother let me remove that splinter in your eye, when you do not even notice the wooden beam in your own eye?
*** LK 6:42a***
This Wednesday is Ash Wednesday and as we enter into the forty day journey of Lent, let us remember the sacrifice Jesus made for us, showing just how deeply he loved us, while he to walked this journey, showing us all that yes, we to can share our love within, with each other.
Basically this quote talks of, before we can reach out to help another, we first need to help ourselves and over come all that we may be going through and struggling through. If you want to pull that splinter out of your brothers eye, then first clear the obstruction from your own, so you than can see clearly of what you are doing and as you see clearly, then the clouds of your judgments, will then be gone as the love within you, will then not only comfort you, but comfort your brother, as you remove the splinter, so he to can see clearly along this journey of life.
We all have our issues as we walk our paths of this journey, but yet we always see the faults of others and never see any faults of our own, we are always quick to point the finger towards others, but never point the finger at ourselves and accept any blame for whatever we do, others will surely pick up on our faults before we even recognize them ourselves. We are all guilty of this behavior, but we will never admit to any faults we may have.
A lot of times these faults will bring us great shame, shame that brings us great pain and when we hurt deeply inside, we then bury these faults deep within, so we than can try to move forward like there is nothing holding us back. So as we do this, we than never look at our own faults, instead we point out the faults of others, which then will stop us from truly getting to know one another, only forcing us to look at each other superficially, without truly looking deeply at what we see. There is always more than what we may see initially, just that we don’t truly want to see, cause then it will make us look deeper into ourselves.
Jesus as he walked this journey with us, showed us all that when we stay true to ourselves, truly feel our feelings within and feel the warmth of his love within us, then we to can not only love ourselves, but love all those around us, without any evil or unwanted thoughts. Nobody ever wants to show any fault, as this will bring out weakness and within a broken society as we are currently in, then any weakness will bring us more shame and pain, which we then will be open to becoming a victim of any kind, furthering the pain for which we already have.
Weakness brings pain and in a society of fakness, weakness makes you vulnerable over those who pretend to be strong, as they then seem to be more powerful than they really are. We never want to admit to our faults, so we than can bury them and seem strong to those around us, while we then point the finger of fault on those around us. We are all guilty of pointing the finger of blame, which does nothing but deflect any blame from ourselves, so we then never fix what we need to fix, as we walk our paths through this journey of life.
So as we walk yet another Lenten journey, let us do so as Jesus did these next forty days, let us sacrifice as Jesus did for us, as we truly get back in touch with our true feelings, unbury those faults as we work to fix what we need to fix, then we can truly move forward better and stronger and treat each other with respect, to keep our dignity, showing our true love for each other, then we can walk confidently on our paths, through this journey of life.
” Lets walk this journey of lent and sacrifice as Jesus did for us, to be better and stronger moving forward”
” Faults can only be fixed when we stay true to who we are, without burying them like they are nothing but dirty laundry”
” The journey of lent is a forty day journey, to get back to who we truly are, to become better and stronger moving forward”
” Our issues do not have to define us on our paths, they should help us to be better and stronger moving forward”
” Blessed are you when people hate you and when they exclude you or insult you, denounce your name as evil, on account of the son of man. Behold your reward will be great in Heaven”.
***LK 6:22, 23b***
The son of man or otherwise known as Jesus Christ, when Jesus came and walked his journey with us, he never did so out of hate, he never even acted as if there was even any hatred as part of him, Jesus treated us all as equals and yes there are no two of us alike, so tell me who you are and I am welcoming you with open arms.
As calm and as beautiful as this picture is within Nature, is all that we could ever imagine of what to expect within Heaven. First we all have to drop all the hate, as this is what just may stop us from truly meeting Jesus within the beauty of Heaven. Jesus showed zero hate of anybody while he walked his journey here with us, hate comes from right here with us, as we are the ones that developed this hatred that is among us today. Socialism breeds hatred and the dividing of each one of us, against each other, even while the love of Jesus Christ is within the hearts and souls within us.
Hatred takes a lot of work everyday from each of us, as love is very natural and within us all and takes zero effort to spread it with all who is around us. Why this hatred has spread among us today, I really have no answer for this, because this is not truly of who we are and it is not of what Jesus taught us along his journey with us. I get the fact that we are all very diverse of each other, but this diversity should never be of what divides us so, we are all very unique to each other, which when we bring forward our uniqueness, then we can move forward better and stronger, out of the love of Jesus, with zero hatred anywhere along our paths.
When those among us call us names, hate on us, or simply exclude and insult us, only means one thing of those who do this, which is the fact that these Individuals have zero self esteem of themselves and have zero belief or faith in Jesus Christ our savior. If only these Individuals could have any faith in Jesus Christ, then there could be hope for us all as we walk our paths of this journey through life, so we all can be in the peace of God, with nothing but true happiness at every turn of the journey.
The love of God within us all will warm us so,
The belief and faith in Jesus will give us much hope,
As we all search for the entrance of the pearly gates to Heaven,
Let us forever end the hate, to share the love that is within us all.
” Hate is the ugliness that surrounds us today, love will always turn the ugliness into great beauty”
” Socialism is nothing but hatred and division and is truly of who we are not”
” Love is within us all with great beauty and warmth as through love there will never be any hatred”
” With Drama a society will look in chaos like these washed up tree’s, with Common Sense a society will be as beautiful as this sunset”
Drama is not of who we truly are, drama is brought on by a few who do nothing but stir the pot, to make the rest of our lives seem worthless and out of whack, just so those few can earn a buck on our pain. The problem lies with those of us who get caught up in the drama, as we get blinded to the point we can not see anyway out. This is what the Media tries hard to do, so we then buy their publications and they get rich from our stupidity. There is no media out there that does not have this mentality, even though some may try to hide it just to keep us hanging on their every word, then strip us of not just our hard earned money, but of our dignity as well.
Common Sense is something that is deep within each of us, just that through the drama it becomes lost from all our everyday lives. When we release the Common Sense from within, then as we walk our paths through this journey of life, it will then become as beautiful as all the different sunsets we may see within our lives. Common Sense is far from common within this society, only because we are all lost within the clouds of our judgments, instead of treating each other with respect and dignity, we chose to treat each other with disrespect, only because we simply don’t look at the ramifications of our actions and don’t think before we react. It is so much easier to use the Common Sense within, than it is too build any kind of drama around us, but because the drama is all around us, we then get caught up in it, without even taking a breathe and realizing of what we are doing.
All the media outlets out there today, use this drama to suck us in, as they try to control each one of us. Some of these outlets will use more fiction than truth, only because it plays right into their agendas, it plays right into the building of the drama all around us, to which we then think we have no control to any of this, but on the contrary…………. We do have all the control and all we have to do is, stop listening or reading their content, stop buying their publications, for when they feel the lighter bottom lines of their publications, then they have no choice but to change their ways, or quite simply………….. cease to exist within this society we are all within.
The beauty of Mother Nature isn’t just out there in nature for us to visit, that same beauty is within each one of us, just that through the drama, we forget to reach down deep and let it show. With the beauty within us is also the love of Jesus within us, it is this love that brings us peace and happiness, the love like the common sense when we keep it hidden deep within, we will then only see chaos and ugliness around us and then we become lost within the clouds of our judgments, we let the drama take control of who we are, instead of letting the love and common sense out, so we all than can walk our paths of this journey through life, in the peace and happiness we all so deserve and as Jesus taught us, when he came to us and walked his journey here with us.
” Drama is not natural as common sense is within us all and as natural as mother natures beauty”
” The true beauty is not just out there within mother nature, it is within each one of us as well”
” The drama of the media can be changed by each of us and by no means does it have to control who we are either”
” Come to me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”
When we all struggle in our daily grinds and become Weary, we grab a cup of coffee, maybe a power nap to energize us, sometimes even a weekend away, but these things are just temporary for our outer bodies, what Jesus Christ offers us is, rest for our souls and we just have to come to him in order to receive the true rest we deserve.
When Jesus gives us rest, he is truly giving us peace and contentment within our souls, so we than can breathe easier, breathe in the quality air around us, as we breathe deeply, which is totally relaxing the mind, body and soul. When Jesus gives us the ultimate rest, he is giving us the confidence we need, to escape the frustration and the chaos of the World around us. Rest in him and don’t worry about what lies ahead, as Jesus Christ has already taken care of the tomorrow for us.
The forty day journey of Lent is right around the corner, a time where Jesus walked his journey sacrificing for each of us and now, as we walk through these forty days, we to need to sacrifice a piece of us, so we than can become one with Jesus, as he helps us by giving us our ultimate rest. This Lenten journey we sacrifice, will help us flush all the bad from our mind, bodies and souls, so we than can be left with good, which will allow us to breathe deeply the love of Jesus and totally relax, to get the true rest we deserve.
Sometimes as we walk through our daily grinds, we think we are getting rest and sleep, but all we are doing is closing our eyes, while the thoughts of the day still flood our heads with negativity, this negativity keeps us from truly falling asleep, as the negativity consumes us, it then controls every fiber of our being and without the faith in Jesus, we then will never be able to come to him, as we then will give up trying to come to him, so we can have hope and truly be at rest within our souls. When our souls are at rest and we can feel the love of Jesus within us, this is when all the chaos of the world leaves us, this is when we breathe deeply all the beauty around us, this is when we all can be totally at peace, as we walk our paths through this journey of life.
” Rest for the weary is more than just closing your eyes, it’s coming to Jesus so he can clear our souls of all the chaos of the world”
” The daily grind can and will consume us with the chaos and the negativity of the world”
” The coffee, the power nap, or even the weekend away are just a temporary fix, as Jesus fixes us permanently throughout this journey”
” The forty day journey of Lent is the time for us to sacrifice, as Jesus did for us”
” That moment when you finally see what was already there in front of you, that is having an Epiphany”
There were many of these moments as Jesus walked his journey here with us, but as we do here in today’s Society, we don’t look deeply enough, nor do we look at what is right in front of us, instead we only see what we want to see, only because it is whats conveinant at the time, with no effort at all on our part. With Jesus walking his journey so long ago and we in this society, not making into the house of the Lord as we used to, makes for a society in denial of who they truly are. Jesus is always right there not just in front of us, but within us all, with his love for each one of us, but with we as a society not entering the house of the Lord as we should be, makes for a similar Epiphany for us all.
With all the ugliness and the hatred around us today, only proves further that we all need to have this epiphany, so we all can get back to who we truly are. When Jesus walked his journey here with us, he didn’t do it for the power or any amount of money, he did it for us while he showed how much he loved each one of us, he died on the cross for each of us, then rose from the dead to be seated at his Father’s side, showing us all that, when we to walk the path of righteousness, then when this journey ends, we also can live within Heaven. Jesus never failed us, only we failed ourselves, simply because we have wandered away from the house of the Lord and not truly seeing what is right there in front of us.
With we of this Society wandering away from the house of the Lord and forming our own opinions of the truth, will only lead us into a world of lies, hatred and ugliness, as you can see from today’s society, then through all the crap, we have spun everything in a political way, even a walk to the local general store, will get spun in a political way, this is who we have become, simply because we have wandered away from the house of the Lord. Those so called Leaders that get voted into office by us, can not even look each other in the eyes and do the job they were voted in to do, simply because they spin everything in a political way, instead of sitting down to simply talk eye to eye. When we share the love of Jesus within us, with each other as Jesus wants us to do, then all this political spinning will disappear, with each one of us having that Epiphany, that is really right there in front of us all.
You can either just watch the water flow over the rocks and down into the pool below, or you can truly see a stream flowing through the landscape, then falling over the rocks, forming a waterfall making a pool at the bottom. The Epiphany will have you see the waterfall as you look deeply into what you see, but when you are shallow, than you will see everything just as shallow as you are. Jesus doesn’t want us to see his power, he wants us to truly feel his love within us, so we can share that love with each other, as we walk this journey together, with no ugliness or hatred. Instead of just spinning everything in a political way, let us all have that Epiphany and truly walk into the house of the Lord, to see what was always right there in front of us, the love of Jesus Christ for each of us not just to see, but to feel deep within, everyday of this journey.
” Let the water fall on your head so the cold water can wake you in the true Epiphany way”
” The political way is not the right way, as the right way will give you that AH!!! HA!!! moment”
” When the leaders of today can not see eye to eye, then maybe it is time for the Epiphany to snap us all back to reality”
It is just sad that each and every year no matter what the year, we bring the same hatred and ugliness with us. Instead of each of us digging deep within ourselves, getting truly in touch with who we are, feeling the love of Jesus deep within our hearts and souls, then bringing this love out to share with each other, so when each new year comes we than can, bring peace and joy instead of hatred and ugliness to all who are around us. Instead of going out and partying the new year in, stay home and take stock in your life, do a self inventory of where you are, where you came from and where you want to go. Look at the new year as real change and this change truly starts with each of us and not with just chatter, but our true actions, which speaks a lot louder than any words.
Don’t look to our so called leaders within our Governments, these Individuals will forever let us down as they can’t even see eye to eye with each other. They say they are there for us, but each time they promise something………………….. Well let’s just say they live with a lot of broken promises in their lives. The real change comes from you and I, us the people who walk a path through this journey of life. Our so called leaders may say things like ” we the people don’t want this kind of change”, but who are they really speaking for? When they put words in our mouths we never said. There is change all around us, some being small and easy, while some may bring great pain? None the less all change when accepted and done correctly, is the most beautiful thing we will ever do, especially when we change from all the the hatred and ugliness, to peace and joy and truly be, who we truly are.
With each passing year, yes every January 1st. comes a bright new year, instead of chatting about changing something in your life, then never following through on the chatter, just be quiet and let your actions speak, especially when those actions comes from within, like showing more empathy and love for one another, if each and every one of us do this, then the real change will come to us and all this hatred and ugliness will go away. There is way too much crap around us and we are killing ourselves everyday, as we do nothing too stop the crap. There are a few coming into a country Illegally and doing great harm to those within the country like the most recent one. A Police Officer in California who he himself came to this country as an Immigrant, but an Immigrant that did it the correct way, has worked for the Police for many years and raising a family, has been gunned down by an Illegal Immigrant, which now his family has to try to move forward without him? It’s stories like this that grab the strings of your heart, but our so called leaders turn their backs, say nothing and try to make it like it’s no big deal? The time is now for each of us to hold these leaders accountable and if they don’t want to help bring real change, then it is time to change these so called leaders, to leaders that will actually bring the change we all want, so we can all move forward in peace and happiness, along our paths of this journey through life.
There is plenty of beauty all around us, we just have to look deeply into what we see, dig deeply within ourselves and retrieve truly of who we are, dig deeper into ourselves and get back in touch with our true feelings, truly feel the warmth of Jesus Christ and his love, that is within all our hearts and souls, then share that love with each other, so we all can move forward not backwards along our paths of this journey, just maybe we all need to get out within Nature and see all it’s true beauty, instead of getting tangled within the streets of the city. We all enter and exit this journey the same, for some the journey may not be as long as others, so instead of leaving this journey with regrets, let’s all walk this journey in peace and happiness, while we end the hatred and ugliness, for peace and joy and truly walk this journey as Jesus did. The right way full of love for all that is around us, so we all can be at peace, to enjoy all the true beauty at every turn, throughout this journey of life.
” Change is everywhere time we accept it and move forward better and stronger”
” A new year may be a new number, so let’s truly make that number as beautiful as we can, through real change”
” Illegal is just that, you are doing something wrong and need to change what you are doing”
” Hatred and ugliness are learned and easy, as love and empathy may be within us, but is hard to take from within and share them”
This quote by little eight year old Martin Richard, who we lost so tragically at the Boston marathon bombings, will forever stand the test of time throughout all the new Year’s, as the best quote ever.
With this being the last week of 2018 and the new 2019 right around the corner, is this really going to be a new year, or just much of the same? Seems like we spend more time on partying in the new year, than doing anything in truly making it a new year. We all take too much for granted of the leader’s we put in place to bring real change to us, when all we need to do is, each and every one of us, with our actions, are the ones that can bring real change around us. Real change starts with us, we first need to get off our fannies, put in the work, instead of partying at every turn, so not just we ourselves can be at peace, but all those around us can be at peace as well.
We all set these resolutions of which we never follow through on? We only never follow through because talk is cheap and actions speak louder. A resolution is meaningless unless you follow through on what you say and not speak, just to heat up the air with hot air from your mouth around you. If you know you are not going to follow through on your resolution, then say nothing and just let your actions say what you really want to say. Resolutions are useless anyways, only because it’s the lazy way out of a conversation, instead of confidently speaking in a conversation and truly making the change you want to make.
Why do we call it a ” New Year”, if we still do all the same things, except the fact that the year itself has changed. Whether it is domestic or abroad, we never really have any real change, we have a lot of hot air talking of change, but the true change we never receive. Some may change the approach of the change, then say they made change, but the same old same old still comes back to us, as the change disappears. True change comes from deep within each of us, we first have to be on the same page and not resist any change, whether it’s from ourselves or another. As we the people look toward our so called leaders for the change, how can they truly bring real change to us, if they themselves can not even see eye to eye, without the bickering and the arguing between each other? If someone comes forth with real change, it gets immediately shot down, cause it didn’t come from they themselves, which in the long run, has us all stay within ourselves, instead of working towards bringing real change to us all, so we than can move forward on our paths, of this journey through life, in the peace and happiness we all so deserve.
Happy New Year is truly each one of us coming together in peace and happiness, while we bring real change to each other, that will help us all be stronger and better than the year prior. Happy New Year is not about just changing a year, then we all continue all the hatred and ugliness of each other. We all may think that real change starts at the top? On the contrary…….. It starts with each one of us, whether your on the top, the bottom or the middle, working together in harmony and helping to bring real change to us all, moving forward throughout this journey of life.
We can still celebrate the coming of a new year, but there is a big difference between a celebration and just partying in the new year. You celebrate cause you are working at the true change, to bring into the new year and share with all around you. You party in the new year, only to wake up not feeling good or remembering anything of the night before. Somewhere in the translation of Happy New Year, we have lost the true message of bringing real change around us, which is why we have to look back, not to dwell in the past, but to see where we went wrong, fix what we need to fix, so we than can move forward along our paths of this journey through life, better and stronger, as the proper and real change comes to us and we all can be at, the true peace and happiness always.
” Happy New Year is not just the changing of a few numbers on the calendar, it is the bringing of true change to us all always”
” A true Happy new Year should bring us all peace and happiness always”
” ” No more hurting people peace” this should be more than a quote and help us all bring real change to each other”
” A celebration is happy and peaceful, as a party is something a lot of times we do not remember”
Twas the night before Christmas and throughout the house not a peep was heard, for we all wait on the arrival of this joyful guy in the bright red suit. Santa Claus goes about his business as quiet as a church mouse, within the walls of the church, as come the rise of the morning sun, this Jolly old Fellow disappears for yet another year.
This merry old gentleman really does not have to disappear for another, as all his traits lives within us all, so we can share them with each other. Santa Claus loves to give and share, which are two of the traits that is within all of us. now as Santa comes along as we sleep, we all can totally give and share, as all we have to do is, totally feel the warmth of the love within each of us so then just like Santa, we as well can quietly spread our love within, with each other and not just one time a year, but everyday of every year, as we walk our paths through this journey of life.
Twas the night before Christmas, before all the children get tucked in to bed, they work on their letter to Santa and leave him some snacks on the table with the letter, then as they lay to sleep, they dream of Santa leaving all on their list, underneath the big Christmas tree for them to wake up to. Santa loves reading all the notes by the little children, almost more than enough of him eating all the plates put together by the children, as his tummy might give away.
Santa Claus…..Saint Nick……The Big Guy……. There are many names for the guy who brings us all much joy, a guy for which gives us all so much and never asks for anything in return. Some may say he is not real, but how can that be, when a big piece of him is deep within the hearts and souls of us all. Oh! Santa……. How though art though, you big jolly fellow, who brings smiles too many, even if they are a sleep when you show up.
Twas the night before Christmas, not a peep was stirring, not even the dog nipping into the chilly air, one of the quietest nights of the year, as we leave midnight mass, for the journey home, to get all tucked in, for the big jolly guy, to come spreading his love and sharing ways with us all. For a big guy, he sure does move around quietly, softly and without a peep himself.
” Oh Holy night, the best Christmas song that best describes………… Twas the night before Christmas”
” Silent night of the night before Christmas, even for all as we wait for the joyful Christmas day”
” Merry Christmas to all as we all bring the joy and peace of Christmas, to all the days of the year, each and every year during this magical time of year”
Just as this little tree is growing within this old tree stump, the True Christmas Spirit, grows deep within each of us, so we can become healthy, while we share the love of the Spirit with each other, moving forward throughout this journey of life.
The Christmas season is a lot more than just going to a store, fighting off the masses, just so we can buy the perfect gift, is there really a perfect gift? The only gift that should matter during this special time of year is, the gift of ourselves towards one another, especially those who are closest to us and are our Family, for whom we have a special bond, that we built a strong family foundation, that truly lasts the test of time. When you truly feel the warmth of the love of Jesus deep within your soul, then your heart will always be filled with this same warmth, especially when you truly have the faith in Jesus, as when he came to us, walked his journey truly showing us all that this love really exists. Jesus walked his journey with nothing but the faith of his father, the God that created us all, so we can walk our paths of this journey. With God our father, Jesus is our brother, teaching us that with faith, good will always win out over evil, leaving us all within peace and happiness always, throughout this journey we all walk.
Now that we all decorate our tree’s, string the lights and get within the Christmas Spirit, Let us all truly feel the love deep within ourselves and not only share this love, but truly extend this love to last all year………….Every year. Through the love and faith in Jesus Christ, we all can walk in the peace and happiness always. The true Christmas Spirit doesn’t have to be just part of a season, as it can be very much a part of the journey we all walk, the Spirit lives within each of us, just we have to truly feel it, with complete faith in Jesus as well as ourselves. If we can beautifully decorate the Christmas tree within our homes, then we should easily, decorate the tree of love within us and feel it’s warmth every day of every year, throughout all our paths of this journey through life.
Christmas is not that time of year to be spending within a store and waiting for inspiration to strike for the perfect gift. The perfect gift is already within us, maybe let the inspiration strike with a special hand crafted, made by yourself gift, that will Trump any gift, within any store. Inspiration can come from anywhere and when it does, plus when we just let the inspiration mix with the love within us, then we can create anything, that will totally help with spreading this Christmas cheer, not just throughout us all, but throughout all our paths, of this journey through life.
” The true Christmas Spirit lives within us all and all we have to do is, truly feel it”
” May we all truly feel the true Christmas Spirit and spread it totally throughout our paths of this journey through life”
Twas the night before Christmas and not a creature was stirring, as we all wait for that special person to visit us all”
” Santa Claus lives within us all, as we truly feel the warmth of love and unleash it to all for who is around us”